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Chicago Coaching Center Podcast

Feb 13, 2018

Dr. Jim Knight of the Instructional Coaching Group took the time to sit down with Ken and Adam to share his insights into the origins of his work with coaching, the latest in coaching research, and what the future holds. Aside from adding to our ever-growing reading list, Dr. Knight provided the depth of analysis that...

Jan 23, 2018

Ken and Adam sit down with Instructional Coach Kristi Ryken. Kristi talks about the open door policy in her classroom; she observes teachers and they observe her. She also talks about how the coaching cycle works in the real world.



Jan 9, 2018

Ken is on a solo mission to Austin, TX! He sat down with long-time friend Dr. Barb Dill-Varga, the Superintendent of Carmel Unified School District. Ken and Barb discuss building and supporting a district of teacher leaders...and astronauts.



Dec 12, 2017

Kim Jablonski is the new Career & Technical Education Chair at Downers Grove North High School. She had previously served in the same role at Maine Township, after having been a lead teacher and instructional coach. Kim talks to Adam and Ken about the ins and outs of having coaching conversations with teachers as an...

Nov 28, 2017

Ben Collins, principal of Maine South High School, has been working to develop instructional coaching at the administrative level. He draws on the lessons that he has learned from coaches working with teachers, and is implementing his model at the building and district level. Adam and Ken chime...